In 1972, Albert Falzon made a film that would forever change the way the world thought about surfing. The film was Morning of the Earth. For many people it was the very first time they came to recognise surfing as a complete lifestyle. This recognition, coupled with mind-blowing, innovative surfing made the film a classic that has remained vital for over 40 years. Albe’s portrayal of all things pure and simple influenced generations, and passed on an enduring spirit to our culture, our music, and our lifestyle.
Spirit of Akasha is a brand new Australian film that reaffirms Morning of the Earth’s ethos of soul and spirit in the present day context, proving its values still have an enduring impact on us all.
Produced by noted Australian film-maker Andrew Kidman (Litmus, Glass Love, Last hope) and mentored by Albe Falzon himself, Spirit of Akasha sets a new benchmark with a creative fusion blending the realms of surfing, music and film making.
World champion surfers such as Mick Fanning, Stephanie Gilmore, Tom Curren, Kelly Slater and Beau Young have joined the new guard of Heath Joske, Harrison Roach, Ellis Ericson and Ace Buchan and Jon Jon Florence, alongside ‘soul surfers’ Fergal Smith, Joel & Kye Fitzgerald among many more.
The Spirit of Akasha soundtrack features mainly original songs composed and recorded by musicians with strong ties to the surfing community and includes a rare Brian Wilson recording. Other artists featured include Xavier Rudd, Angus Stone, Matt Corby, Dirty Three, Grouplove, POND and more.
To accompany the release, the original Morning of the Earth complete original soundtrack will be released in a double CD set, coupled with a tribute album Morning of The Earth Reimagined, featuring re-recordings by POND, Xavier Rudd, Andrew VanWyngarden, Busby Marou and many more.